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Old 07-20-2013, 06:33 AM   #1
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How to set up LPD/LPR printing system for sharing a postscript printer on Linux?

I am new in Embedded Systems, and I want to add a usb postscript printing support such that it can serve request from any computer in the Network(Printer sharing).

I went through various printing protocols and found that I can achieve this by using the LPD/LPR printing protocol.

But I couldn't find the exact procedure/setup required for printer sharing?

So please help me through this. (This is my first assignment in this company and I want it to be perfect and in time.)

Thanks for the suggestions in advance.
Old 07-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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You have two options when it comes to software that provides an LPR/LPD service: LPRng and CUPS, with the latter being by far the most popular.

Install CUPS or LPRng, configure your printer with the appropriate tools (CUPS has a nice web-based interface) and configure the clients to print to the shared printer. The CUPS/LPRng documentation contains step-by-step guides.


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